Surgery and Its Alternatives: How to Make the Right Choices for Your Health

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Kensington Books, 2002 - 814 páginas
"Surgery and Its Alternatives" is the first book of its kind, a groundbreaking work offering a comprehensive discussion of both surgical and alternative approaches to a wide range of medical issues. Dr. Sandra McLanahan, a respected family practice doctor on the East Coast, and Dr. David McLanahan, a general surgeon practicing on the West Coast, present everything readers need to empower themselves to be active participants in decisions about their surgery -- including how to avoid it altogether.

Dr David McLanahan covers those aspects of traditional surgery that many surgeons don't, including:
-- pre-operative tests
-- advantages and disadvantages of various types of anesthesia
-- precise and accessible descriptions of more than 200 operations
-- new surgical options, including minimally invasive procedures

Dr. Sandra McLanahan helps readers make informed decisions on:
-- when and how to use alterative and complementary medicine, either as a substitute for or in conjunction with surgery
-- preparing physically and mentally for surgery when it's deemed necessary
-- using nutrition, acupuncture, vitamins and stress management techniques to ease post-operative discomfort and speed recovery
-- lifestyle changes to avoid the unneeded dangers and side effects of a non-emergency operation

"Surgery and Its Alternatives" is a remarkable and seminal work that allows readers to become familiar with the full range of healing choices, so that they can make the best possible decisions about their own heath.

 

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INTRODUCTION
1
WHAT Is ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE?
13
SPECIFIC ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE APPROACHES
33
How TO MAKE A DECISION ABOUT SURGERY
91
WHAT TO EXPECT
105
SKIN
141
BREAST
171
LUNG
231
COLON
411
APPENDIX 451
ANUS AND RECTUM 459
HERNIA 481
FEMALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM 499
MALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM 553
THYROID 589
BACK NECK AND JOINTS 607

HEART
249
ARTERIES
285
VEINS
325
ESOPHAGUS
337
STOMACH
355
GALLBLADDER
379
PANCREAS
393
OTHER SURGICAL DISORDERS 665
AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO YOUR OPERATION 709
For Further Information 719
Publishers Resource List 733
Notes 753
Index 797
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